Scott sets sight on £25k target!

Scott sets sight on £25k target!

If you would like to donate to the RunAway challenge please text AWAY19£3 to 70070 or visit his JustGiving page by clicking here.

After huge fundraising success on his back-to-back North London Christmas runs to Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC, Scott Cunliffe has set himself a new ambitious target on his RunAway challenge – attempt to raise £25,000 for charity instead of £10,000 through the power of his runs!

Thanks to your kind donations and amazing support from other community trust’s around the country, Scott’s fundraising total currently stands at £10,927.15 (including gift aid), smashing his original target with eight Premier League away fixtures remaining for Burnley FC in the 2018/19 season.

So far he has completed 11 mammoth runs from Turf Moor: Southampton FC, Fulham FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Cardiff City FC, Manchester City FC, West Ham United FC, Leicester City FC, Crystal Palace FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Arsenal FC and and Huddersfield Town FC.

And he still has huge runs remaining… Scott’s next adventure will see him run to Vicarage Road for the Clarets’ game at Watford FC on Saturday 19th January, before he heads to Manchester United FC, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Newcastle United FC, Liverpool FC, AFC Bournemouth, Chelsea FC and Everton FC throughout the remainder of the campaign.

Here’s some incredible statistics from the RunAway challenge so far:

  • Running days – 61
  • Running time – 436 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds
  • Miles – 1864.56
  • Kilometres – 3000.73
  • Steps – 3,398,199
  • Inspired runners – 12

All the money raised will come to Burnley FC in the Community, the official charity of Burnley FC. We will then distribute 50% of the funds raised by the RunAway challenge to local charities in Burnley. The other 50% will be divided between the community trusts at each of the Premier League clubs Scott is running to or charities of their choosing. This way, the challenge will leave its mark on communities across the country – not just here in Burnley.

Scott has been supported by a dozen local businesses who have funded kit, supplies and accommodation for his runs.

To complete his mission of 3000 miles Scott needs sponsors for the runs to Brighton, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Chelsea. Typically, each run costs £350 to complete. If you can help out a Clarets fan taking on a huge challenge then please get in touch via